ST GEORGE’S, Grenada (CMC): West Indies Women came from behind to stun Pakistan Women in a nerve-jangling super over and make a clean sweep of their three-match Twenty20 International series here yesterday. Bundled out for a paltry 88 off 19.5 overs, West Indies Women capitalised on a rain break which saw Pakistan Women’s target adjusted to 78 off 17 overs and hit back to restrict the visitors to 77 for seven at the National Stadium to leave scores tied. In the all-important super over, seamer Deandra Dottin snatched two wickets as Pakistan Women scraped together just three runs and West Indies Women survived the loss of Dottin off the first ball to reach their target off the last ball of the over when Kyshona Knight struck a boundary. Sent in, West Indies Women were 63 for four in the 14th over, but lost their last six wickets for 25 runs to be dismissed under 100. Opener Kycia Knight held the innings together with a fine knock of 49 off 48 balls with three fours before she was sixth out with the score on 76 in the 17th over. She was the only player to reach double figures as captain Sana Mir ripped through the innings with her off-spin to claim four for 14, while left-arm spinner Anam Amin supported with two for 10. In reply, Pakistan Women were held up by rain after they had reached seven for one in the fourth over. With an adjusted target on resumption, Pakistan lost Nain Abidi (3) and Ayesha Zafar (5) cheaply to slide to 18 for three in the sixth over as West Indies Women took control. However, Bismah Maroof top-scored with 30 off 37 deliveries and captain Sana Mir supported with 22 from 24 balls in a 39-run fourth wicket stand to bring their side back into the contest. Bismah was bowled by off-spinner Anisa Mohammed in the 14th but Nidar Dar scored a precious 11 off 12 balls in a 19-run, fifth wicket partnership with Mir that left Pakistan Women with eight runs to get off the last over. In a dramatic final over, Mir scrambled a single off the first ball of the over from Dottin and Dar slammed a boundary off the second to put their side on the brink of victory with just three runs required from four balls. But Dottin showed her character, keeping Dar scoreless of the next delivery before having her caught and bowled off the fourth. Sana Mir was run out off the fifth delivery and Sania Khan followed, also via the run out route, off the final ball of the over, as West Indies Women tied the game. SCOREBOARD WEST INDIES WOMEN +Kycia Knight run out 49 N McLean lbw b Sania Khan 0 D Dottin b Sana Mir 8 Kyshona Knight c Bismah Maroof b Sana Mir 7 B Cooper lbw b Nida Dar 6 S King b Diana Baig 3 S Campbelle c Bismah Maroof b Anam Amin 1 *S Taylor st Rabiya Shah b Sana Mir 4 H Matthews st Rabiya Shah b Anam Amin 0 A Mohammed c Marina Iqbal b Sana Mir 7 S Connell not out 0 Extras (b1, w2) 3 TOTAL (all out, 19.5 overs) 88 Fall of wickets: 1-10 (McLean), 2-28 (Dottin), 3-43 (Kyshona Knight), 4-63 (Cooper), 5-76 (King), 6-76 (Kycia Knight), 7-78 (Campbelle), 8-78 (Matthews), 9-88 (Mohammed), 10-88 (Taylor) Bowling: Sania Khan 4-0-17-1, Diana Baig 4-0-22-1 (w1), Sana Mir 3.5-0-14-4 (w1), Nida Dar 3-0-19-1, Anam Amin 4-0-10-2, Bismah Maroof 1-0-5-0. PAKISTAN WOMEN (target: 78 off 17 overs) Nain Abidi c Connell b King 3 Marina Iqbal c wkp Kycia A Knight b Connell 3 Ayesha Zafar run out 5 Bismah Maroof b Mohammed 30 *Sana Mir run out 22 Nida Dar c & b Dottin 11 Aliya Riaz not out 1 +Rabiya Shah run out 0 Extras (lb1, w1) 2 TOTAL (7 wkts, 17 overs) 77 Did not bat: Sania Khan, Diana Baig, Anam Amin. Fall of wickets: 1-4 (Marina Iqbal), 2-7 (Nain Abidi), 3-18 (Ayesha Zafar), 4-57 (Bismah Maroof), 5-76 (Nida Dar), 6-77 (Sana Mir), 7-77 (Rabiya Shah) Bowling: Connell 4-0-12-1 (w1), King 4-0-11-1, Matthews 3-0-16-0, Dottin 3-0-19-1, Mohammed 3-0-18-1. Result: West Indies Women win on super over. Series: West Indies Women win series 3-0. Player-of-the-Match: Sana Mir. Player-of-the-Series: Deandra Dottin. Umpires: N Duguid, P Nero.
Pathirana has been the mainstay of Canada’s middle order in the ICC World Cricket League Division III tournament// Alvin Bagaya.By Alvin BagayaCRICKET. Canada scored another 70-plus opening partnership at Kyambogo Cricket Oval in the derby between two captains and good mates Nitish Kumar of Canada and Steven Taylor of USA.Bhavindu Adhihetty 67(93) and Nitish Kumar 30(38) blunted the USA opening attack of Timroy Allen and Elmore Hutchinson crossing the 50 run mark in the 11th over Adhihetty having hit Allen three boundaries off three balls in the tenth over; the introduction of spin finally paid off when Kenjige had Kumar caught by Taylor with the opening stand at 74.The industrious Dhanuka Pathirana 87(94) was at it again, posting 64 for the third wicket with Adhihetty, the middle order lynchpin, taking his time to get off the mark but took on Thimil Patel for back-to-back boundaries in the 29th over to get into the scoring groove.Pathirana has been the mainstay of Canada’s middle order in the ICC World Cricket League Division III tournament.The inconspicuous Pathirana has proven to be one of the most valuable players in the tournament. His 87 runs here proved the difference between the sides on the day.Timil Patel continued to be on the receiving end of Pathirana’s attack even when he lost Hansra and Cheema; his 58 run stand with Nhikil Dutta 31*(28) took Canada past the 200 run mark; Dutta guiding the tail to add another 56 runs for the innings, CanadaUSA didn’t have the best start to their innings, with Taylor bowled by Dhindsa and Dodson run out by Hansra.Camilus Alexander 18(40) put on 54 for the third wicket with Ibrahim Khaleel to help USA recover before he was trapped LBW by Cheema.Cheema run through the middle order and when Timroy Allen 24(17) and Thimil Patel 25(44) put on 37 for the seventh wicket. It was only a matter of when and not if Canada would win, Dutta picking last wicket to fall in the 43rd over.Singapore falls to OmanAt Entebbe Cricket Oval, Oman won the toss and elected to field in a match that had a brief rain delay at the start of the innings.Singapore openers struggled to get going but the reliable Anish Paraam 34(73) and Chetan Suryawanshi 30(46) put on 48 for the fourth wicket to dig Singapore out of trouble.Mohammed Nadeem and Khawar Ali picked the two set batsmen and this was followed by a quick collapse by Singapore when Bilal Khan, who had picked the top order, swept through the tail to wrap up the Singapore innings for 100.Oman made a false start losing Khawar Ali and Jatinder Singh for ducks but Sultan Ahmed 32(55) and Ajay Lalcheta 37(57) made light work of the post-lunch session moving along at the required four runs per over.Oman was never in any trouble with Sultan scoring four boundaries and Lalcheta preferring to rotate strike, Oman eventually getting home in 24.1 overs.Oman will be travelling from Entebbe safe in the knowledge that they bagged the two points while having made some running repairs to their net run rate and qualification may just be a good innings away in their last round robin game email@example.com Comments